Nonfiction books aren’t a drag anymore; they’re an indulgence. Now featured on my blog: a few notes on some of my absolute recommend-it-to-anyone favorites.
This week’s best nonfiction book: Einstein Never Used Flashcards by Kathy Hirsh Pasek and Robert Michnick Golinkoff
This is really one of the best nonfiction books out there? Why?
First of all, what a great title. And the book really delivers on it–seriously. It’s probably the starting point for homeschooling families looking for the latest information, stats and techniques on the science of learning. Whether or not you’re one of these families, read this for help facilitating your child’s education–and your own.
What will I get of this best nonfiction book that will make it worth my time?
Quite a bit, particularly if you’re a parent. And not just anecdotal stuff, but statistics, studies and cutting-edge research on how to help children help themselves learn.
A few main points:
• Play is learning.
• Asking questions and having conversations is learning.
• Memorization isn’t helpful without understanding and context.
• There are seven different kinds of intelligence. IQ isn’t everything—not even the main thing—to concern yourself with.